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on: February 27, 2021, 05:41:04 PM
PseudoPod 745: Cleaver, Meat, and Block

Author: Maria Haskins
Narrator: Larissa Thompson
Host: Alasdair Stuart
Audio Producer: Marty Perrett

“Cleaver, Meat, and Block” was originally published in Black Static #73 in January 2020.



The first thing Hannah learned when she came to live with her grandparents after the Plague, was how to wield the meat cleaver. Grandma taught her, guiding her hands in the backroom of the old butcher shop on Main Street. Showing her how to wrap her fingers around the handle, how to put her thumb on the spine of the handle for extra power and precision, how to let her wrist pivot when she cuts.

“You don’t need to be strong,” Grandma said. “The weight of the blade, the sharpness of the edge, is enough.”




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